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Republican 2012 Debate

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Causes CNN Debate Cancellation, Does Something Great For America | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

Good news, America! It looks as if a revival of the interminable series of candidate debates that dogged the countryside like a Biblical plague in the early part of the campaign season is not going to happen. Everyone can get on with their lives, and, if necessary, just replay highlights of the previous four hundred debates, content in the knowledge that the moderators basically ran out of new questions to ask everybody back in October. Today, a March 1 debate that was to be hosted by the Georgia Republican Party and aired on CNN, has been called off, as candidates signaled they would not be participating. And leading the way is Mitt Romney.

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Debate Hate: A Tribute | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics

Last night's debate in Jacksonville, Fla., will be the last one until the end of February. (We hope, anyway!) Since May, candidates have come and gone...

Jason Linkins

Jon Huntsman Faces The Possibility Of Debate Exclusion | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.27.2011 | Media

As readers know, we've been trying to keep abreast of the struggles of some of GOP candidates to earn a spot at the many televised debates the media h...

Rick Perry Errs on the Side of Death

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

When it came to life or death for Cameron Todd Willingham in February 2004, Perry erred irrevocably on the side of death.

Rick Perry, Human Piñata

Alan Schroeder | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

At the CNN-Tea Party Debate in Tampa, Mitt Romney gave one of the strongest performances of his political career in front of a crowd that did not seem to care. From the standpoint of audience approval, with only a few exceptions, this was Rick Perry's night.

The 2012 Republican Presidential Field

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Because this will be Mitt Romney's first debate appearance, political observers are going to be closely watching how intensely the others attack him and his positions, and how Romney responds to such attacks.